Tag Archives: obedience training

Meet Mikayla, Certified Obedience Trainer

My name is Mikayla and I’ve been working professionally with dogs since 2014. I grew up owning a ton of animals and started my animal training at four years old when I taught my pet rat to come to her name “Oreo”. When I was 17, my mom and I co-owned a Brittany spaniel, Mimzy, […]

What basic obedience training does for you and your dog. 

Obedience training creates understandable dialogue between you and your dog. It is teaching your pup the exact language for specific actions. Other than being great to be able to “show off” with your pup on how well he can sit and stay in a variety of settings (always a proud thing for any dog owner, […]

Let’s Talk Hot Spots

What are hot spots exactly? The scientific name is “acute moist dermatitis”, which means localized areas of skin inflammation and bacterial infection. What causes hot spots? Hot spots are a bit of a catch-22. They are caused by itching, licking, and biting, which in turn become hot spots that are itchy, thus perpetuating the itching […]

4 Steps to Fix Separation Anxiety

Hasn’t it been nice to be at home with your pup all day, everyday during this pandemic? I know my cat has loved having all of the extra attention with my husband working from home! The most common reason that a dog will begin to have separation anxiety is from a change in schedule- like […]

Treat or No Treat?

Certified Obedience Trainer, Jamie, shows us how to get our pups to respond to commands even without a treat present.

Tips from an Obedience Trainer: Consistency Rule

Certified Obedience Trainer, Jamie, Shows us how to implement the Consistency Rule.

Tips from an Obedience Trainer: Ask it Once Rule

“Sit, Buddy! Sit! Siiiit…. SIT!!!” Sound familiar? How do you get your dog to respond the first time? When training your pup, avoid repeating commands. Ask one time and wait a moment. If your dog doesn’t respond, turn away for a few seconds, then repeat the exercise.

Tips from a Dog Walker: Pick up that Poop!

Did you know there is actually a law about picking up your dog’s poop in Orange County? Sec. 4-1-50. – Dogs to be curbed. A person having custody of any dog shall not permit, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control, any such dog to defecate or urinate upon: (a) A […]

Get to Know us: Featuring Steph

Hi y’all! If you haven’t met me in person yet, I’m the loud one in the group. I’ve been working for Shar for almost a year and have truly found a passion in working with dogs. Before Sea Spot Walk I was with Starbucks for nine years. I finally decided it was time for a […]